Codey, Robert L. Bob Codey, a Torrance resident of 45 years, passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2010 at the age of 74 after a long illness. Bob was born in Erlanger, Kentucky and moved to Torrance in 1965 when he began his teaching career at El Camino College in the Architectural Department that spanned 33 years. Bob also owned and operated his own building and design firm. With his family and friends, Bob enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, horseback riding and attending grandchildren's sporting events.Bob is survived by Wife, Paula; Son, Steve (Lizette) Codey and Daughter, Tracey (Marty) Mullan, Grandchildren Kyle & Tyler Codey and Phillip & Mackenzie Mullan. A Memorial Service will be held at Rice Chapel in Torrance on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10:00 am. The family asks that the attire for this celebration of Bob's life be as Bob would have wanted, beach casual (shorts, jeans, Hawaiian shirts are encouraged).The family is requesting that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to El Camino College Foundation for a memorial scholarship in Prof. Robert Codey's honor. Please send your contributions to the El Camino College Foundation at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506 w/Prof. Robert Codey in the memo line.

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  1. To Paula, Steve & Tracey We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest symathy. Bob was one of the nicest, friendliest people we have known. Our paths only crossed occasionally but Bob always met us with a warm and friendly smile and greeting. It has been people like him and your family that make this a great place to live. We will miss him. Don & Dona Smith

  2. Steve, You probably don’t remember me, but we played baseball together at Tordondo. I have fond memories of your dad. When I attended El Camino, I was editor of The Warwhoop and whenever I was on assignment and near your dad’s classroom, I would stop in and say Hi. He always showed me the latest project he was working on. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Tracey, Paula and Steve, I feel privileged to have known Bob. He was a very special man. He always made me feel welcomed on the family camping trips and I had such a great time. My parents and my grandparents have always loved Bob and appreciated his friendship. I’ll never forget when he was able to get my Grandpa Lewis up waterskiing at San Antonio. Bob will be missed. I speak for myself and my family that we will pray for you all during your time of grieving.

  4. Dear Tracey & Family, We are sad for your loss and wish you peace and strength. Tracey, I’m sorry that Monica & I can’t be there for the services, but please know that we are thinking of him(&you all) today-sending ALOHA from Hawaii (kind of fitting for your dad). His relationship with you, and impact on you (quirky humor, stubborness, wit, and of course, LOVE)is something all fathers hope they will leave with their daughters(and I reflect on this with mine today). He lives on in you & your family, and we see him in your eyes. We will continue to pray for you your family. Stay strong, as you have…& God Bless all of you. Love, Dan Stauber Family

  5. Paula and Family So sorry to read of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to all our Rankin Ranch extended “family”. Wonderfully fun memories and pictures stay with us all. Sunshine girl Karen would say to us all that “Bob is happy in heaven now” and give you all a big hug!

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